Poetry. LGBTQIA Studies. Women's Studies. U.S. Regional Studies. Veering from wry surrealism to ebullient slapstick, the poems in Nicole Santalucia's THE BOOK OF DIRT chronicle outrage, love, and fear, wed to the terrain and culture of southern-central Pennsylvania. In this collection, lesbians crawl out of the grave that America has been digging since its inception; these are timely poems of resistance, celebrating marriage, sobriety, and survival.
Nicole Santalucia is the author of THE BOOK OF DIRT (NYQ Books, 2020), BECAUSE I DID NOT DIE (Bordighera Press, 2015), and Spoiled Meat (Headmistress Press). She is a recipient of the Charlotte Mew Chapbook Prize and the Edna St. Vincent Millay Poetry Prize. Her non- fiction and poetry have appeared in publications such as The Best American Poetry 2019, The Cincinnati Review, TINGE, Zócalo Public Square, The Seventh Wave, Gertrude, Flyway: Journal of Writing & Environment, The Rumpus, and elsewhere. Santalucia teaches at Shippensburg University in Pennsylvania and has taught poetry workshops in the Cumberland County Prison, Shippensburg Public Library, Boys & Girls Clubs, and nursing homes. She lives in conservative-small-town Pennsylvania with her wife.Author City: SHIPPENSBURG, PA USA